Zebra Technologies introduced the Zebra P430i desktop plastic card printer/encoder, a dual-sided addition to the company's Performance line of card printers. The full-color P430i is feature-rich and meets the needs of a wide variety of mission-critical applications in corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and retail environments. More printed information can be added and larger photographs can be used for easier visual identification. Reduced crowding of information provides better readability. The P430i supports the range of card thickness used worldwide, printing on cards as thin as 10-mil or as thick as 60-mil. The design allows the card feeder capacity to be increased from 100 cards to 220 cards (30-mil) with the simple addition of an input feeder extension. This option increases user efficiency, reducing the need for user interaction. Users can load the ribbon and up to 200 cards at a time without having to stop the printing process. The P430i also identifies cards that fail to encode correctly which are automatically sent to a reject bin before printing. This saves the operator money by not wasting print ribbon on non-functional cards. Contact smart card encoding and magnetic stripe encoding are available with the P430i. In addition to the USB interface included in all configurations of the P430i, Zebra also offers built-in Ethernet connectivity as a factory-installed or field upgradeable option, allowing remote printing and remote encoding. User convenience and productivity features of the P430i include an LCD display, translucent covers for print viewing and a patented cleaning cartridge. Advanced RFID technology makes P430i printer configuration quick and easy, with automatic ribbon type detection and correct setup for quality card printing. The integrated card output hopper slides back into the enclosure when not in use to avoid being lost or damaged.